Mound Sites Of The Ancient South

Author : Eric E. Bowne
ISBN : 9780820345772
Genre : Social Science
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From approximately AD 900 to 1600, ancient Mississippian culture dominated today’s southeastern United States. These Native American societies, known more popularly as moundbuilders, had populations that numbered in the thousands, produced vast surpluses of food, engaged in longdistance trading, and were ruled by powerful leaders who raised large armies. Mississippian chiefdoms built fortified towns with massive earthen structures used as astrological monuments and burial grounds. The remnants of these cities—scattered throughout the Southeast from Florida north to Wisconsin and as far west as Texas—are still visible and awe-inspiring today. This heavily illustrated guide brings these settlements to life with maps, artists’ reconstructions, photos of artifacts, and historic and modern photos of sites, connecting our archaeological knowledge with what is visible when visiting the sites today. Anthropologist Eric E. Bowne discusses specific structures at each location and highlights noteworthy museums, artifacts, and cultural features. He also provides an introduction to Mississippian culture, offering background on subsistence and settlement practices, political and social organization, warfare, and belief systems that will help readers better understand these complex and remarkable places. Sites include Cahokia, Moundville, Etowah, and many more.
Category: Social Science

Archaeology Of The Mississippian Culture

Author : Peter N. Peregrine
ISBN : 9781136508622
Genre : Social Science
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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Social Science

Moundville

Author : John Howard Blitz
ISBN : 9780817354787
Genre : History
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The first volume in a new series of guidebooks to some of Alabama's most important historical sites provides a close-up look at Moundville, one of the largest Native American settlements north of Mexico, documenting the lives and culture of the people who lived there, from its origins, to its thirteenth-century zenith, to its decline and abandonment by the 1500s. Original.
Category: History

The Moundbuilders

Author : George R. Milner
ISBN : 0500284687
Genre : History
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Hailed by Bruce D. Smith, Curator of North American Archaeology at the Smithsonian Institution, as without question the best available book on the pre-Columbian Indian societies of eastern North America, this wide-ranging and copiously illustrated volume covers the entire sweep of Eastern Woodlands prehistory, with an emphasis on how these societies developed from hunter-gatherers to village farmers and town-dwellers.
Category: History

Southeastern Archaeology

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ISBN : IND:30000085316036
Genre : Indians of North America
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Category: Indians of North America

Sacred Mound Holy Rings

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ISBN : UOM:39015047458990
Genre : History
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This report gives a full account of: the excavation of Silbury Hill in the late 1960s; environmental evidence from the tunnel and the ditch section; the cuttings on top of the mound; and the radiocarbon dates. Enclosures at nearby West Kennet, first seen from the air in 1950, have been the subject of research excavations since 1987. One is a nearly circular double enclosure that straddles the present Kennet, the other is a larger ellipitical enclosure. The character of the palisades, their construction, the finds and the radiocarbon dates are fully reported here. There is a discussion of the interpretation of the two monuments and of their relation to each other and to the other features of the neolithic landscape - the Sanctuary, the West Kennet Avenue and Avebury itself.
Category: History